SSE Renewables and Coillte are recognised for delivering award-winning community benefit funds around their wind farms, which aim to deliver a lasting benefit to communities. The Community Benefit fund will comply with recent changes in government legislation under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) which is stipulated as €2/MWh. The exact details of the community benefit scheme is still to be determined, but it is important to us that the community is consulted on what the fund will look like, as well as being involved in the decision-making process. Typically, we would expect to hold consultation events to help shape how the fund will operate post planning grant of permission. In the meantime, we will keep the community updated on any developments in this area.
SSE Renewables and Coillte Renewable Energy will ensure that this project will be designed and built, with the highest level of care and consideration for the environment and its people. Local suppliers and contractors will be used where possible, and community engagement is actively sought and encouraged.